Child Development Center

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The CDC is a non-profit early education and care program for children ages 4 months through 5 years and serves up to 90 children. The Child Development Center is licensed by the California Department of Social Services and operates under guidelines established by the California Department of Education Child Development Division. The Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and continues to hold a platinum rating from the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS).

The 10 NAEYC Program Standards

Quality Rating and Improvement System - Early Education (CA Dept of Education)

What We do


Wait List Application

Interested in enrolling your child into our center? To apply complete the Wait List Application [doc] and email it to:

The priority for enrolling new families into our center is as follows:

  1. San Jose State University students
  2. San Jose State University Alumni, Staff and Faculty
  3. Community

For San Jose State students, families are ranked based upon their indicated income on the waitlist application and prioritized lowest income first. San Jose State University student families may qualify for subsidized care through the California Department of Education based upon their income and family size. This is why it is important to write your gross income (include wages, Financial Aid, Disability and all sources of income) on the wait list application.

When a space becomes available, the Center Director will reach out to you via email and offer you the space. If you have questions about filling out the application or would like to update your application, please contact the center.

Contact Us

460 South 8th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Telephone: (408) 924-6988


In-Person Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 5:15pm